From Alert Level 4 to Alert Level 3: little change for older people
We people over 70 will still be protected from the coronavirus at Alert Level 3. There are at least two reasons for keeping us off the streets. One, we’re more susceptible to a bad dose of COVID-19 and more likely to die. Two, a large proportion of us are not employed. I accept this, of course, but it’s still strange to experience this protective concern after a lifetime of apparent self-sufficiency. Stay strong, stay well.
11 thoughts on “From Alert Level 4 to Alert Level 3: little change for older people”
Rachel, I understand perfectly. Neighbors do our shopping so we can stay away from other people in stores and it’s so odd to depend on others after, as you say, a lifetime of self sufficiency. On the other hand, it’s kind of nice to be catered😉. Stay well!(Steve)
Yes, there’s certainly an upside. And it’s good practice for when, one day, we become less independent through old age.
It is rather unsettling to be automatically lumped with the sickest in our age group.
It’s humbling, and therefore character building. I need that!
My son, partner and daughter will also see no change in alert 3, all of them working and studying from home.
I’m in that level as well, but not because I’m over 70 (I’m a year below) BUT because of my underlying health issues…there quite a few people who aren’t able to be out about at all…I know a number of people in their 50s.
I meant the Alert level that applies to the whole country…
Stay safe Rachel
That is a sound system to have a stepped series of alerts. Here no such sanity reigns. It apparently depends on which political persuasion you follow whether you lift restrictions willy-nilly in your state.
It looks like chaos from here.
It is. Horrifying how ignorant many people are. Fortunately sanity reigns in this part of the country. We have been devastated by the virus and are far from cavalier about easing restrictions.